February 27th, 2017

Opinions

Guest Column: It was great to grow up under the Big Top of old world order

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 20th, 2017

A few words on the circus. I’ve written a lot of news in recent days about the end of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. I’m sympathetic to both animal rights advocates who cheer the decision and those who lament the end of an era. For me, the decision prompted a lot of reflection ... Read More »

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Alberta business climate should be more open and welcoming

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 18th, 2017

Doing business in Alberta is becoming harder and harder in recent years due to the economic downturn without adding social licence concerns into the equation. Add the digitus dei, “the finger of god,” which is social licence, and it is becoming darn near impossible to start any type of intensive business operation in modern day ... Read More »

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Humans cannot control or alter the climate

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 16th, 2017

For many years now we have been told that 97 per cent of scientists agree that man is causing global warming and that the world as we know it will come to an end if we do not act quickly. How many of us have actually checked into this claim to test its accuracy? The ... Read More »

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Why we can’t dismiss caring for the elderly

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 14th, 2017

Troy Media HALIFAX, N.S Should medicine be ageist? A young trainee doctor recently proposed to me that it should. Health care is overstretched, she argued. “We can’t do everything for everyone, so why spend money on old people, who have little chance of benefit?” For her, ageism is not all that bad — in fact, ... Read More »

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No need to rely on ‘Golden Boy’ as spokesperson on indiginous issues

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 14th, 2017

The problem with putting people on pedestals is eventually they get knocked down. Such is the case of award-winning and much celebrated Canadian author Joseph Boyden — who has spent years building up a reputation and career as the country’s go-to voice on all things indigenous. The past month hasn’t been a good one for ... Read More »

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Elder advocate wins court battle, while gov’t officials stand idly by

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 13th, 2017

A momentous event took place last week in a bid to protect seniors in Alberta but it took a private organization to raise and force the issue. Kudos to Elder Advocates of Alberta Society and Ruth Adria for tirelessly fighting for the rights of seniors in Alberta. For years Adria has investigated concerns from seniors. ... Read More »

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Zoning decisions consistent only in their inconsistency

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 12th, 2017

Land development remains a topic of much confusion in Medicine Hat, and this week’s rejection at council of a plan to subdivide a church parking lot should raise at least one eyebrow, if not two. The issue was dealt with in a lengthy and emotional public hearing on Monday, with a unanimous rejection the result. ... Read More »

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Big changes for Canada-U.S. relations with Trump, cabinet

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 11th, 2017

With President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration set to take place on Jan. 20, it goes without saying we are entering a new era of politics and personalities in the United States. Mr. Trump’s cabinet has been largely filled in at this point in time, and it’s an interesting one. Interesting because most in the cabinet are ... Read More »

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Guest Column: The end is near

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 9th, 2017

For the past few months, I have been sitting back observing the left-wing commentators and pundits on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, CTV, CBC and others, including many left-wing newspapers. I watched as their hopes for a Democratic win in the U.S. grew into confidence when Donald Trump became the Republican nominee. Late on Nov. 8, ... Read More »

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O’Leary playing games with CPC leadership to the detriment of other candidates

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 7th, 2017

Utilize the washroom facilities, or get off the pot — it’s a cleaned-up version of a phrase not suitable for the pages of the News, yet applicable to Canadian business “celebrity” Kevin O’Leary who has for more than a year now mused about running for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Since Stephen Harper ... Read More »

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